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The role and importance of social media in science

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The role and importance of social media in science presentation in the course: 920001J - Introduction to Doctoral Training (1 ECTS credit). UNIOGS, University of Oulu, Finland.

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The role and importance of social media in science

  1. 1. The role and importance of social media in science 920001J - Introduction to Doctoral Training (1 ECTS credit) Thursday 19th March and Friday 20th March, 2015 Dr. Jari Laru, University lecturer, Technology Enhanced Learning Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit (LET) Faculty of Education, University of Oulu
  2. 2. THIS presentation is online: http://www.pearltrees.com/jarilaru/importanc e-social-science/id12743572 http://www.slideshare.net/larux/the- role-and-importance-of-social-media- in-science Presentation ”Appendix”
  3. 3. ● 1,800,000 articles /year ● 28 000 journals http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/half-academic-studies-are-never-read-more-three-people- 180950222/?no-ist
  4. 4. 50% of publications are never read… In the 2007 study, the authors introduce their topic by noting that “as many as 50% of papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, referees and journal editors.” http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/half-academic-studies-are-never-read-more-three-people- 180950222/#WOE9007FQIFh7zXl.99
  5. 5. YOU ..have to promote your publications and you as scientist
  6. 6. Mainstream http://www.slideshare.net/Connecto/social-navigation-usertouser-mediation-and- participatory-mediation-spaces
  7. 7. YOUR TARGET Nielsen, J. (2006). Participation inequality: Encouraging more users to contribute. Jakob Nielsen’s alertbox, 9, 2006.
  8. 8. #EXPLORE #WRITE #SHARE #COLLABORATE
  9. 9. #EXPLORE #Groups #Persons #Projects #Terms #Papers #Conferences #Labs #Ideas
  10. 10. My strategy: GS first! 1/2 Google Scholar has SFX integration and DOI support so..
  11. 11. My strategy: GS first! 2/2 Check Google Scholar profile: e.g. Jari Laru Important! follow interesting scientists! Do not underestimate this!
  12. 12. Example Scholar profile: Yannis Dimitriadis Papers
  13. 13. #WRITE #Groups #Persons #Projects #Terms #Papers #Conferences #Labs #Ideas
  14. 14. My strategy 2: I use social reference manager. Crowdsourcing makes my life easier
  15. 15. Mendeley Desktop Mendeley Web Word plugin
  16. 16. #SHARE #Groups #Persons #Projects #Terms #Papers #Conferences #Labs #Ideas
  17. 17. http://www.slideshare.net/Connecto/social-navigation-usertouser-mediation-and- participatory-mediation-spaces
  18. 18. YOUR TARGET Nielsen, J. (2006). Participation inequality: Encouraging more users to contribute. Jakob Nielsen’s alertbox, 9, 2006.
  19. 19. MY STRATEGY 3: OPTIMIZE VISIBILITY OF YOUR WORK. ITS CRUCIAL!
  20. 20. My STEPS to gain publicity 1. Create ALL necessary profiles: Google Scholar, Bing Academic, Publisher spesific services 2. publish lectures, conference presentations etc: Slideshare 3. publish ”pre-print” versions of journal articles and conference papers: Researchgate, academia.edu 4. record and/or stream important academic events (e.g. my doctoral defence). Publish recordings 5. promote your activities, presentations and papers: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN etc.
  21. 21. #COLLABORATE #Groups #Persons #Projects #Terms #Papers #Conferences #Labs #Ideas
  22. 22. http://www.slideshare.net/Connecto/social-navigation-usertouser-mediation-and- participatory-mediation-spaces
  23. 23. Example:
  24. 24. Example:
  25. 25. YOU ..have to promote your publications and you as scientist
  26. 26. WHY? Because digital presence matters. You have to curate your digital traces.
  27. 27. Homework: 1. Create academic profiles 2. Publish your work 3. Share your work: tweet, share, discuss, link etc.
  28. 28. More information in Finnish http://www.slideshare.net/larux/tutkija-ja- sosiaalinen-media

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